GBI investigating: Tift County deputy shot, in critical condition


UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed a Tift County Sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times and is in serious condition.

In a news release Friday, the GBI said sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call early Friday morning to an Eldorado neighborhood. Deputies found two men reportedly knocking on doors. Deputies tried to identify the men but, according to the release, “During the incident, one of the men fired shots at a deputy, striking the deputy multiple times.”

Another deputy returned fire and hit the shooter. The GBI said both the deputy and the man who shot the deputy are in serious condition. The second man was taken into custody.

The Tift County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI investigate. The GBI continues to investigate. When the investigation is concluded, results will be sent to the Tift County District Attorney’s Office for review.

ELDORADO, Ga. (WRBL) – Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer involved shooting in Eldorado, Ga.

A Tweet from the agency said agents are working to gather more details.

News 3 will update this story as more details become available.

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